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Laura Lomas, (Ph.D. Columbia 2001), Associate Professor in English and American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark, where she teaches Latina/o and U.S. Literature. Her first book Translating Empire: José Martí, Migrant Latino Subjects and American Modernities (Duke University Press, 2008), received the MLA Prize for Latina/o and Chicana/o Studies, and Honorable Mention from LASA for best book in  Latina/o Studies. She is Co-Editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Latina/o Literature and contributor to John M. González's Cambridge Companion to Latino/a Literature. She has published in Review: Latin American Literature and Arts, Translation Review, American Literature, and has contributed book chapters to Vanessa Peréz's Hispanic Carribean Migration (Palgrave) and to Rodrigo Lazo and Jesse Alemán's forthcoming A Latino Nineteenth Century (NYU). She is writing the introduction to Bendición: The Complete Poetry of Tato Laviera, forthcoming from Arte Público Press. She serves on the Board of the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project.  As a Fulbright Fellow, she taught at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru. She lives in New York City.